Tech talk for recruiters and salespeople

The world of technology can be overwhelming — so much jargon and an ever-changing landscape...

Generics as builtin typeclasses

In the spirit of Go’s ‘good enough’ type system, here’s a thought experiment for ‘good enough’ generics…

Saying true things is hard

I think the replication & open science movement is great. I come from an epistemological, first-principles sort of mindset, and so I find this very encouraging:..

Query expansions in Stack Overflow Talent

Stack Overflow Talent aims to connect the right company with the right developer...

Does TypeScript make for more performant JavaScript?

I have a theory that the use of TypeScript de facto makes for more performant JavaScript, by making the runtime’s “type prediction” more accurate...

Having the courtesy to be wrong

One characteristic I see in accountable managers is having the courtesy to be wrong...

Championship in practice (at Stack Overflow)

This is a follow-on to my introductory post on championship, please give that a read for background...

Championship

Engineering and product managers often talk about “ownership” of features, when what we want is championship...

A career decision influenced by Nassim Taleb

On the occasion of reading Nassim Taleb’s latest book, an anecdote about how he influenced a career decision of mine...

Static file hosting with active content

The combination of Hugo & Netlify to host my blog has turned out to make easy things easy, and hard things possible...